zyxin

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the gene name ZYX and the chemical suffix -in.

Noun[edit]

zyxin (plural zyxins)

  1. (biochemistry) A certain zinc-binding phosphoprotein, or the gene which produces it
    • 1999, Beth E. Drees & Mary C. Beckerle, “Zyxin”, in Thomas Kreis & Ronald Vale editors, Guidebook to the Extracellular Matrix, Anchor, and Adhesion Proteins[1], ISBN 0198599587, page 96:
      Human zyxin is a 572 amino acid protein; sequence analysis suggests that its biochemical properties are similar to those of avian zyxin.

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